import question 2: lots of spaces around a LINK basic mapping element
I am using Import to process FrameMaker MIF files. The cross-references are preprocessed into the ppXML as <link> elements. My final XML output has 22 spaces before and after the output element (<fm_link>) and 26 just inside the opening of fm_link.
There are no such spaces in the source or the ppXML.
The full set of ppXML tags associated with one instance looks something like this: <paragraph style="bu" ...="><link ...="><specialtext style="bold"<br"/>...>sometext</specialtext></link>moretext</paragraph>
I have omitted most of the attribute values for clarity. My MapObjects for bu and SPECIALTEXT/@emphasis-bold are unremarkable and don't produce any unexpected behavior anywhere else.
It has to do with cognition. We use a different part of the brain explaining something vs. thinking through it in the problem space. I read about research where subjects were actually able to solve complex problems better when they explained it verbally to a teddy bear sitting on their desk.
I can't find a reference to it; maybe have to check in with my sasquatch contacts.